Annual Meeting – 2017

web_201711_Meeting_20171112-024446  November 12, 2017

On November 12, 2017 the DVCMG Club met at Silverdale Borough for its Annual Meeting. In attendance were: Pat and Patty Cawthorne, Gudi and Wolfgang Fischer, Garth and Susan Gill, Graham Gill, Eva and Adam Ilnicki, Ronald Joyce, Lew Phillips, Tom and Jaimee Rippert, Jeff Rose, Diane and Jim Sanders, Louise Story, Dick and Sandy Suffredini, Nancy and Pete Yaskowski, and Bill Webb. Driving MGs were Ronald Joyce (1947 TC) and Jeff Rose (MG/GT V8). The meeting was hosted by Diane and Jim Sanders. Patty Cawthorne presided over the meeting.

Treasurer Report

  • Nancy and Pete Yaskowski presented the Treasurer Report. All is fiscally sound, and revenues and costs accounted.

New Business

  • All club events other than the Anniversary Party and the Holiday Party will be BYOB for all alcoholic beverages.
  • The fiscal year will now be January 1st through December 31st. While we are moving the fiscal year to match calendar year, this next reporting period will be 14 months long and include the gap months of 11 & 12/2017.
  • Club dues are to be paid by January 1st of that year. Those unpaid will be removed from the active roster January 31st.
  • New members joining after August 31st will not be charged dues for the remainder of the year joined. Dues will commence the following fiscal (calendar) year.

Miscellaneous

  • Beware of scams from private email accounts (including club officers/members) requesting payments to be made for club expenses/activities. All payment requests are made through ….. DVCMG.com email addresses and should only be made to the Club Treasurer.

Events

  • A reminder was made that event hosts are responsible to provide write-ups of their events to Paul Holl. Paul can assist in writing if needed.
  • It was announced that Jim Sanders will step down as Event Chair at the Anniversary Party, March 2018. Volunteers are sought.
  • The 2018 Calendar Events was developed and presented.  Tentative dates will be placed on the website shortly and updated as the event preparations are finalized.
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Guy Fawkes – 2017

web_201711_Fawkes_20171104-074236  November 4, 2017

Hang in there as we get the story together. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the event.

— The Editor

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Fall Tour – 2017

  October 13-15, 2017

Hang in there as we get the story together. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the event.

— The Editor

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P-3 Party – 2017

web_201708_P3_Party_20170805-152823  August 5, 2017

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— The Editor

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Annual Car Show – 2017

web_201708_Car_Show_20170805-111731 August 5, 2017

On August 5th the DVC Pit Crew appeared in the early morning to transform an open field into the 13th; annual “British Car Day at Pennypacker Mills”. Blessed with good weather and fueled with coffee the gang soon had the tents up, the car class spaces marked and set for registrations. A total of 83 cars were signed in with a wide variety of British marques.

Once the field was set it was busy with people strolling around, examining the cars, seeing old friends and making new ones. Next the votes were collected and tabulated with the award ceremony to follow.

Before the mugs were handed out to the winners a special award, “British Marque Favorite Award”, provided by Faith and Bruce of British Marque Car Club News was presented. They normally attend shows with the purpose of honoring owners who seem to enjoy driving their cars and have fun with them. This year they couldn’t attend and asked DVC to step in for the presentation. Pat Cawthorne volunteered to walk the field and talk to owners with that criteria in mind.

Ben and Cindi Nolan of Elmer, NJ were deemed to be such owners. Seems they were a mere 100 miles into the “Ocean to Ocean” journey from Virginia Beach, VA to Solvang, CA to attend NAMGAR GT-42 when a parking lot accident left a dent and black streak on their 1959 MGA. Since the car was still drivable they made to decision to motor on rather than return home.

With the ceremony over the Pit Crew reversed the morning process to quickly have the field back in its pristine shape and hightailed it over to Curtis and Sally Yocum’s place for a wonderfully hosted party.

Thanks to all club members for their help with the set-up, keeping the event flowing and take down. Every year they prove the old adage, “Many hands make light work”.

Also, thanks to the following show sponsors:

  • Rock Auto
  • Haggerty Insurance
  • Moss Motors
  • Little British Company
  • Victoria British Company
  • JC Taylor Insurance
  • Apple Hydraulics
  • British Marque Car Club News

2017 Car Show Winners:

Class I- Austin Healey 100-4, 100-6, 3000 & Jensen Healey
                First- David and Karen Paul, Flemington NJ, 1960 3000 BT-7 #103

Class II- Austin Healey Sprite
                No Entries

Class III- Triumph TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR4 &TR4 IRS
                First- Alex Grant, Allentown, PA 1966 TR4A #158

Class IV- Triumph TR250, TR6, TR7, TR8
                First- Roy McIver, Philadelphia, PA 1975 TR6 #141

 Class V- Triumph Spitfire, GT6 & Stag
                First- John Ricci, Turnersville, NJ 1978 Spitfire #102

Class VI- Jaguar Pre-war Roadsters, XK120, XK 140 & XK150
                First- Chris Huber IV, Norristown, PA 1955 XK140 #181
                Second- Chris Huber, Collegeville, PA 1953 Mark VII #180

Class VII- Jaguar XKE Roadsters, Coupes & XJS
                First- M Ferguson, Pennsburg PA, 1961 E-Type #151

Class VIII- Jaguar Sedans, Rolls Royce & Bentleys (Vintage & Modern)
                First- Tom Boorse, North Wales PA, 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 #146

Class IX- Mini  Classic & Modern
                First- Thomas Potts, Allentown, PA 1968 Morris Mini #166

Class X- MG Pre 1956 Roadster, Sedan, Magnette & Variant
                First- Lee Ahrens, Reading, PA !937 TA #149
                Second- Mike Kearns, Hatboro, PA 1955 TF #116
                Third- Joe Tirrell, Birdsboro,PA 1952 TD #147

Class XI- MGA Roadster, Coupe, Twin Cam, Magnette & Variant
                First- Herb Todd, Audubon, PA 1959 A #119
                Second- Donald Scholl, West Chester PA, 1959 Twin Cam #122

Class XII- Chome Bumper MGB, MGC & MGBV8 Tourer, GT & Modified
                First- Gloria Ciarrocca, Lancaster PA, 1970 B #133
                Second- Bruce Swanson, Fleetwood, PA 1974 B GT #162
                Third- Bill Boorse, Perkiomenville,PA 1973 B GT #176

Class XIII- Rubber Bumper MGB, MGC & MGBV8, Tourer, GT & Modified
                First- Matt Ohler, North Wales, PA B #155
                Second- Karen Kearns, Hatboro, PA 1977 B #115
                Third- Dave Weyandt, Wyomissing, PA 1979 B #177

Class XIV- MG Midget Chrome & Rubber Bumper & Modified
                First- Noel Torchio, Blandon, PA 1976 Midget #138

Class V- Morgan & Daimler
                No Entries

Class XVI-Miscellaneous British Roadsters & Racers
                First- Brian Hornbeck, Behg, DE 1986 TVR 280i #175

Class XVII- Miscellaneous British Coupes, Sedans, Saloons & Utility Vehicles
                First- John Kruczek, Schwenksville, PA 1961 Morris Minor 1000 #118
                Second- Chuck Loggia, Boyertown, PA Nash Metropolitan #121

Class XVIII- British Bikes
                No Entries

Best Attending Club- Philadelphia MG

Diamond in the Rough- Chris Huber IV, Norristown, PA 1955 XK140

Ladies’ Choice- Lee Ahrens, Reading, PA; 1937 MG TA

Best in Show- Tom Boorse, North Wales PA, 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25

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